“All civilized hunters, bound to their prey by the same theory of mind that makes us empathize with our children, mourn the death. It's dangerous not to do so, says the old wisdom. And the old wisdom is right. The planet, if not its horned Gods, will judge our modern ecocides sternly.”

Charles Foster
Being a Beast

“That population happened to have dark skin. The missionaries would have felt the same had they evangelized newly discovered islands of Scandinavia. The early missionary letters and literature are remarkably free of overtly racist epithets, not least because they discovered the Hawaiians to be quick and perceptive and intelligent enough to have emerged from a culture with no written language to the highest literacy rate in the world in less than a generation.”

James L. Haley
Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

“[Robert E. Lee] had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought.”

Ulysses S. Grant